The land on which North Albany Senior High School is situated is a traditional Noongar meeting place. Travellers would come to the site to meet, to share and to learn from each other. It is with respect and pride that our NASHS community continues to gather on these grounds in search of being our best selves. We come as staff and students to learn and explore the opportunities that life presents to us and build a positive and robust community.
The buildings on this site of education became operational in 1982 and NASHS began to forge a reputation in the community as respecting its students first and foremost. With programs designed to support engagement and academic success, the school has a proud history of excellent ATAR achievement and WACE completion. NASHS has a strong relationship with the local aboriginal community, hosting educational engagement support programs such as the Clontarf Academy and Deadly Sista Girlz for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
NASHS students have regular opportunities to demonstrate their sporting prowess through a busy sporting calendar which includes local inter-school competitions and a strong presence in Country Week. The school also boasts an action-packed Arts program with solid links with the local arts community and a well-resourced and innovative Technology and Enterprise area.
This website demonstrates the NASHS community’s commitment to carefully and diligently support the learning of our future generations, as we move towards a positive and optimistic future. I am proud to be the Principal of NASHS and encourage you to explore our website to find ways that you can contribute to our NASHS family.
Mr Peter Hurle
North Albany Senior High School is a secondary school, located in the regional City of Albany in Western Australia. We offer a rich and varied range of educational programmes for students from Year 7 to Year 12. North Albany SHS is an inclusive school that provides a highly positive, caring and supportive learning environment. We celebrate each student as being individual and unique and we support this, in partnership with the community, by providing a wrap around academic, social and cultural curriculum. Our teaching and support staff are highly skilled and experienced - they support and encourage students to achieve their best and to feel positive about learning.
We provide courses to suit the aspirations and needs of all students including a comprehensive range of tertiary entrance and vocational programmes. The school has forged strong links with the co located Great Southern Institute of Technology. Students have the opportunity to study in classroom settings or by external mode, including e-learning (on line and video conferencing). Students can also combine learning at school with learning through external providers. The school offers two key Indigenous Educational programs – the Great Southern Academy and Rising Albany Yorgas.
School facilities include:
Students enjoy being at NASHS. Visitors to the school have commented on our positive school tone.
NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING :
The involvement and participation of parents in their child's education is of vital importance. School Boards provide parents and community members with the opportunity to participate in school decision making at the local level.
While School Boards do not get involved in the day to day management of the school, they do:
NASHS School Board meets at least once each term. The Board is also keen to receive parent feedback about the school.
School Board Members
|Peter Hurle||NASHS Principal|
|Jodi Senn||Parent Representative|
|Perdita Beebe||Parent Representative|
|Karen Petty||Parent Representative|
|Jennifer O'Neil||Community Representative|
|Ron Grey||Community Representative|
|Kate Myors||Staff Member|
|Mark Cullen||Staff Member|
Non Voting Members:
Keely George - Manager Corporate Services
Molly Bowles - Year 12 School Captain
Zeke Medling - Year 12 School Captain
WHO MAKES UP STUDENT SERVICES?
The Student Services Team provides students and parents with support and assistance. The team seeks to support students academically, socially, emotionally and culturally throughout their high school years in a caring environment.
The following members of the Student Services Team provide assistance in many areas as illustrated below:
STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATORS
Mr Andrew Harrison - Yr 7-9
Ms Julie Duthie - Yr 10-12
* Coordination of Student Services team.
* Monitoring of student health and well being, school policies.
* Advice and counselling.
* Support for students with special needs.
* Liaison with parents.
* Providing individual career advice.
Mr Mark Cullen - Senior School (Yrs 10-12)
Mrs Terry Bolt - Middle School (Yrs 7-9)
* Student Subject Selections (Yrs 7-12).
* Monitoring attendance.
* Coordination of student behaviour management program.
* Parent liaison.
* Educational Programs/Curriculum Issues.
* Transition Programs (Years 6 – 7, 10 – 11).
* Career Counselling.
* Managing school, career and vocational education programs.
* Coordinating off-campus learning programs.
Ms Amy Gostelow
* Social and emotional counselling.
* Transition from Primary to Secondary.
* Supporting parents, parent liaison.
* Behaviour management support.
* Individual Educational Programs.
* Anxiety & Depression/Mental Health.
SCHOOL HEALTH NURSE
Mrs Cathy Watson - school nurse
Phone : 98 920 605
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
* Health promotion and education.
* Physical and emotional health support, health referrals.
* Counselling/crisis intervention.
* Emergency First Aid.
* Health screening.
* Providing support in Health Education classes.
* Liaison with other agencies.
* Parent liaison.
ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER EDUCATION OFFICERS AND ATTENDANCE OFFICER
Ms Rachel Brown (AIEO)
Ms Jo Woods (AIEO)
* Providing in-class support to students.
* Monitoring student progress and attendance.
* Maintaining parent involvement.
* Providing academic, social and emotional support and counselling.
* Liaising with teachers and school administration.
Ms Tamara Forsyth - Monday to Friday
* Advice, counselling, help, friendship.
* Available as a listener and a confidant.
* Support and encouragement to students and teachers.
* Camp and excursion support.
* Liaison with parents.
In week 8 of term 4 2019 the year 7 Councillors participated in a Sustainability Education Day.
Students attended the Clean -a -Way AWARE centre on Hanrahan Rd. Brad waldron informed students about the recycling process and students toured the manual recycling facility.
Back at school Rachel Pontin from Green-skills assisted students with an audit of the recycling yard bins (yellow) and the general waste bins (red)
The data collected will be used to further educate students in 2020.
Students then had a tour of the NASHS bush area. Ms Kneebone talked to students about local threatened species eg. Western Ringtail possum and Carnabys Black Cockatoo
Students were also informed about the local/endemic tree species, the significance of the bush to the local community and its value in supporting biodiversity.
On our walk we also collected rubbish found in the bush.
BIN AUDIT - TERM 4
Coloured Recycling Bins
School Yard Recycling Bins New Initative
Sustainability at NASHS
In 2016 NASHS implemented an audit of curriculum and sustainability practices across the school. Subsequently, a comprehensive sustainability plan 2017-2020 was developed.
The Melbourne Declaration (2008) [set out below], identifies 3 key areas that need to be addressed for Australian school students. One of these is Sustainability.
The Melbourne Declaration
Identified three key areas that need to be addressed for the benefit of both individuals and Australia as a whole. In the Australian Curriculum these have become priorities that provide students with the tools and language to engage with and better understand their world at a range of levels. The priorities provide dimensions which will enrich the curriculum through development of considered and focused content that fits naturally within learning areas. They enable the delivery of learning area content at the same time as developing
knowledge, understanding and skills relating to:
Across the Australian Curriculum, sustainability will allow all young Australians to develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for them to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It will enable individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. The Sustainability priority is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Actions that support more sustainable patterns of living require consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.
In 2016 NASHS implemented an audit of curriculum and sustainability practices across the school.
Subsequently, a comprehensive sustainability plan 2017-2020 was developed.
This plan incorporates policy from the Department of Education. The Department of Education website identifies two core aspects of sustainability; Ecological Footprint and Social Handprint. The Sustainability Action Plan developed at NASHS focuses predominately on the Ecological Footprint, although does begin to identify the Social Handprint features.
The Sustainability Plan encompasses and addresses targets and tasks for; year levels, departments, and the whole school.
The main focus for 2019 will be;
Any further questions, comments and or feedback please contact Ms Kneebone - HASS Teacher on 98 902 611
The Education Department Sustainability website page - click here